Go/Don’t Go [Film]

 

“After an unknown cataclysm, Adam is alone. The sole inhabitant of a vacant, unchanged world, or so he thinks. While attempting to stay grounded in the desolate landscape, visions come to him—the fateful night his best friend Kyle introduces him to the love of his life, K. As Adam’s mental state starts to unravel, he is plagued by lingering questions and uncertain realities about his world. His grip on what’s left starts to slip away—sending him spiraling towards a series of unforeseen consequences and unexpected truths.” – October Coast PR

 

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I will always be a sucker for the theme of a post apocalyptic world. My immediate fascination with the entire subject may stem from the fact that I know for god damned fact, I would probably give up almost immediately. I’d find the nearest liquor store and just have a nice time for about a week before eating the misery removing bullet. I know I couldn’t hack it. Regardless of that fact, I just love seeing these types of scenarios play out. Regular readers will probably assume this right away based on our dense coverage of the Fallout video game series. I love that franchise because it is always so unique in the way it handles the endless scenarios that could play out. And you know what else has a unique twist on a world lived post apocalyptic? That’s right, the thing I should have probably been discussing throughout this entire paragraph, Go/Don’t Go. I really, really, dug this film. I even loved it for reasons beyond my initial yearning to watch it. I shall explain:

 

 

Regular readers know I love stand up comedy. Comics have made up the majority of interview subjects lately. So, for those in the know, I fucking LOVE me some Nore Davis. He’s one of the best in the biz right now as far as I am concerned. So when I saw that he was third billed in this film, I was 100% in. Now, possibly a spoiler alert but will be recognized right away, he’s not in the film much. He is amazing when he is on screen, but the film really isn’t about him. He plays a somewhat crucial role, but it’s not about Nore, really. And you know what, within twenty minutes of starting Go/Don’t Go, I forgot that this was my initial draw! Writer, Director, & lead actor Alex Knapp literally pulled me in and captivated me to the point that I forgot what drove me to the story in the first place. This may not seem like a big deal to some, but for me personally, this is a very big deal. 

 

 

 

 

Alex Knapp’s take on a life lived post apocalyptic, and that yearning to hold onto the past and burying down deep the self actualization that the ones you love are gone and are not coming back, but clinging onto every last detail of the before times is unique and downright brilliant. The story is obviously the thing that drew me in (after Nore, of course) but it behooves me to talk about something that I sadly don’t bring up enough when doing film reviews. Go/Don’t Go is a BEAUTIFULLY shot production. It felt like after each cut, there was some sort of incredible imagery being displayed. I know we don’t normally get to deep in the weeds about the technicalities of a film, and tend to lean towards performances and the writing (which were ALL wonderful), but I have to shout out cinematographer Frankie Turiano for his work on this film. Go/Don’t Go was only officially released 12 days into 2021, but it’s definitely a contender for one of the best films of the year.

 

“Go/Don’t Go” is currently available digitally wherever you purchase great films. For more information, visit kamikazedogfight.com

 

 

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